Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for games played Aug. 16-20.
For Catchings, a former Stevenson High School star and reigning league MVP, it represents her third Player of the Week award and 17th of her career, second most in league history behind only Seattle's Lauren Jackson (19).
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Catchings led Indiana to a 2-0 record for the week, as the Fever earned a pair of victories over Eastern Conference foes Washington (84-66) and Atlanta (86-72). In the process, the 11-year pro ranked among the conference leaders in a number of statistical categories, including, rebounds (11.5 rpg, first), blocks (1.5 bpg, tied for third), assists (4.0 apg, tied for fifth), scoring (15.5 ppg, sixth), and steals (2.0 spg , tied for seventh).
Catchings opened the week with 14 points, 14 boards, 3 steals, 3 assists, and 3 blocks in the win over Washington. She followed that up with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists in the decision over Atlanta.
Moore led the Lynx to wins over Washington (98-69) and Tulsa (83-59), Moore ranked second in the Western Conference in scoring (19.2 ppg), tied for third in steals (3.0 spg), was sixth in assists (4.5 apg), and tied for eighth in rebounds (7.0 rpg).